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Purple Bolete

Boletus aff satanas

Description:

A chunky, solid mushroom with a broadly convex cap about 110 mm wide. Had a deep purplish-red top. The underside had a base colour of bright yellow with an overlay of rust brown. The chunky upside-down club shaped stipe was also a bright yellow with purplish and red stain. Bruised parts of the cap were blue. The under surface had minute pores that were hardly visible. The pore surface was deeply depressed around the stipe. One of mushrooms had a delicate partial veil still intact, covering the pore surface ( pic #5)

Habitat:

Under Eucalytus trees on a median strip of a busy major road

Notes:

This is the another exciting find today ! Boletus satanus (satanas) is native to northern hemisphere and associated with hardwood. Here a similar species,is seen associated with Eucalypts, according to Shepherd and Totterdell. http://www.blueswami.com/List_of_Austral...

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2 Comments

rutasandinas
rutasandinas 12 years ago

Nice!! Hongo

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 12 years ago

Chunky and solid is right. It looks like a recycled house brick.

Leuba Ridgway
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Leuba Ridgway

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on May 30, 2012
Submitted on May 30, 2012

Spotted for Mission

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